Affordable Care Act calls may be attempt to steal your identity

The final details are being put together for the health insurance exchanges that will start next January. The applications have been released, and processing of them will begin in October. Already, the Better Business Bureau says scammers are trying to use the program to steal your personal information.  The BBB says the callers are claiming…

Apple iPad 3 and Gmail scam warning

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Apple fans with the iPhone 5 hitting the market and expectations of an iPad Mini by months end. If you’re on the hunt for an Apple product, don’t fall for a free iPad 3 giveaway making the rounds through email. It could cost you money or your identity.…

Securing your identity in 3 easy steps

Shredding! How frustrating it can be. My shredder and I have a love hate relationship. If I put too much into it, it jams. If I don’t use it enough I’ll compromise my identity. This weekend, you can ditch your tiny at home shredder for the giant mobile shredder that will destroy boxes of documents…

BBB testing customer comments / reviews for businesses

Feel strongly, good or bad, about a business? Now, you can have your voice heard by posting your feelings on the Better Business Bureau’s website.  The pilot program is being tested in 10 cities including Cleveland. The BBB will review the comments to make sure fake ones don’t slip through, and they will be edited for foul langauge.…

BBB says Oslo & Winehouse tragedies linked to scams

The Better Business Bureau warns of scams tied to recent tragedies. There’s a bogus post on Facebook regarding the shootings in Norway, and the death of Amy Winehouse. The Norway shooting tragedy link claims to take you to video from an Oslo security camera showing a car bomb detonating. The BBB says the post says “[Video]…